We connect with music in order to connect to our own stories. Music shows us how all of our stories are connected. When we experience music collectively, our hearts and souls unite through the musical language of melody, harmony, and rhythm.
I attended the memorial of a young artist who’s life was taken too soon by an accidental drug overdose. A friend of his who spoke shared the vision he had as he was preparing to attend the memorial. In reflecting on the idea that we are all perfect in heaven, or on the other side of life, he was gifted with a vision of his human flaws and struggles being a giant ruby that tethered him to this earth.
In my life-long journey with music, the process of singing and writing songs has been the elixir that transforms my human flaws, struggles, and grief into jewels of wisdom, growth, and compassion.
The journey is love.
In working with me in your musical journey, you will not only learn how to play and sing your favorite songs, or the basics of musical theory. You will learn how to sing through your whole vocal range, and how to adjust your physical technique to sing at your very best from low to high.
We will dig out your deep inner love of music so you can share it with the world through musical performance.
If we encounter musical fear, anxiety, shame, doubt, or regret, we will face them head-on. Perspective and compassion mitigate the ill effects of these wounded inner voices, and allow you to move beyond them to sing your story.
Time and time again my students have shown me that this approach of combining deep physical, musical, and emotional elements really works. The goal is a creative and expressive breakthrough every session. We are going for those “ah ha” moments of enlightenment.
We sang long before we spoke.
Delve into the roots of your soul by learning to express the songs that live inside of you.